Immigration Update: changes to UK visa applications from the US

From 26 March 2014, WorldBridge will no longer be providing visa services for applicants applying for a UK visa from the US.

The visa processing service, which until how has been provided by WorldBridge, will be provided by VFS Global from 26 March 2014. The service will operate in a similar way, including the ability to purchase a visa priority service. The WorldBridge priority service had provided an application processing time of approximately three days and cost $150 (£90) per visa application. The advertised processing times for the new priority service under VFS is currently unknown; however, the fee will increase to $170 per visa application.

We expect delays in processing times in the US during the transfer of services from WorldBridge to VFS Global. Following the migration period, the service is expected to operate in a similar way to current services provided, causing minimal disruption to applicants and businesses…

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